Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Molly's Mittens & Matching Hat!

Hi Knitters,
My son recently asked me to knit a pair of mittens for his friend, Molly. I gladly obliged. I had a bunch of colors in the Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky in a bin in my basement from last year. I had plans to design some mittens in this yarn and I never got around to it. I had knitted my son a pair of green and white mittens in this yarn last year and he loves them.
Here is some information you might like to know for Molly's Mittens:
Size: To fit an average-size woman’s or older child’s hands. The length of the hand and thumb can be varied to fit a variety of sizes. The yarn stretches and softens with wear so a tighter fit at first is a good thing.
Finished hand circumference, measured around the knuckles on the hand, to fit 7 to 8 inches.
Yarn: Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky (85% Wool, 15% Alpaca; 108 yards/100grams), 1 skein each in Stone Blue #38 and Natural #01
Needles: US size 10 double pointed needles, set of four OR size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 3 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch and 6 rounds per inch
2 stitch markers
Scrap yarn
Ruler or tape measure
Yarn needle
The mittens would be great in one colorway for a solid mitt or striped throughout! There are so many color choices for this yarn and it is only $4.99 for a ball. You could make some fantastic mittens for gifts and save a penny or two while you're at it.

The pattern is available for purchase for $3.00 in my pattern shop.

Click here to purchase the pattern for Molly's Mittens!
So this morning I was looking at the left over yarn from Molly's Mittens and I wondered if I could get a good size hat out of the rest. Well, sure enough I could! This means there is another pattern available for you. You don't need to buy any more Berkshire Bulky to make this hat and the mittens combined. One skein of each color will do the trick for both projects. Talk about a great value.

I used a US size 10 sixteen inch circular needle and a set of four US size 10 double-pointed needles to whip up Molly's Matching Hat.
This hat is sized to fit an average adult woman's head or a medium to large child's head. The circumference of the finished hat is 20 inches and will stretch to accommodate up to a 22 inch head. The yarn stretches and softens slightly with wear so a tighter fit to start with is a good thing.
Since the hat was an add on I am only charging $2.00 for Molly's Matching Hat pattern!

Now if you purchase both Molly's Mittens and Molly's Matching Hat together I will send you both patterns for only $4.00.

Please remember if you order a pattern from my shop that I personally send out all of my pattern orders. If there is a slight delay in getting your pattern please be patient. I try to be as efficient as possible.

I think I covered everything.
Thanks, Knitters.
best, susie